April 26, 2023

Making an Impact Through Inclusive Shopping


Brazil — April 26, 2023 — Today, “Café com comprador”, the procurement organization from Brazil, in collaboration with WEConnect International, addressed that the world of entrepreneurship is an incredibly important part of economic empowerment for women around the world. Large corporations have an immense amount of buying power and the ability to drive the growth and development of Women-Owned Businesses.

“Organizations that are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion understand that it is increasingly important to develop actions that impact their entire ecosystem,” says WEConnect International’s Corporate Relations Manager Camila Ribeiro.  This means their employees, customers, and supply chains need to be supported.  Having supplier companies led by women is essential for building a more sustainable, fair, and innovative market.

WEConnect International is doing incredible work in supporting the economic empowerment of women around the world. WEConnect International is a non-profit organization that works to support large corporations in identifying, certifying, training, and connecting with Women-Owned Businesses in over 140 countries, including Brazil. They work with over 180 corporations, including Accenture, IBM, Google, J&J Meta, P&G, and Unilever committed to increasing their purchasing spending with diverse companies around the world.

This is an incredibly important initiative, and it is essential to support and recognize the work that WEConnect International is doing.

About WEConnect International

WEConnect International is a Washington, D.C., member-led, global non-profit that brings motivated, large corporate, multilateral, and government buyers together with qualified women-owned suppliers around the world. It works with over 180 multinational buying organizations, with over US$3 trillion in combined annual purchasing power, that have committed to sourcing more products and services from women-owned businesses based in over 140 countries. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women’s business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International provides Women’s Business Enterprise certification in over 55 countries that represent 70% of the world’s population. https://weconnectinternational.org/